The U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs on Sunday expressed his regret for tweeting a hashtag in support of Gaza.
Rick Stengel used the hashtag #UnitedForGaza in a tweet published late Saturday night calling for an international investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight earlier this week in eastern Ukraine.
Hours later, on Sunday, Stengel removed the tweet and replaced it with a similar tweet using the hashtag #unitedforukraine.
Stengel added a tweet that read, “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad.”
Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad.
— Rick Stengel (@stengel) July 20, 2014