UN mistakenly tweets one-state endorsement ahead of vote on Palestine

Although United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a message marking what the U.N. recognizes as International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, advocated a two-state solution in the region, the U.N. Twitter account misquoted him as advocating a one-state solution.

The original tweet was deleted and replaced with a correct quote, but Mother Jones preserved the deleted tweet and reported it was live for more than half an hour.

The United Nations is expected to pass a pass vote raising Palestinians' status from "permanent observer" to a "nonmember observer state" on Thursday. Various lawmakers in the United States have called for consequences such as cutting off aid to the Palestinians. The Obama administration considers the action one that undercuts peace negotiations.

Several members of Congress, including Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), took to Twitter to voice their disapproval.