Solana sorry for saying Sharon died

Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:37 AM
| License Photo

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A European politician apologized for mistakenly writing on his Twitter page that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died.

Javier Solana, a former NATO secretary-general and European Union official, wrote the message on his Twitter account Sunday, Haaretz said.

Solana said Sharon, who has been in a coma-like state since he suffered a stroke in 2006, had died. When questioned by Twitter users, he said he received the information from friends in Israel.

When proven wrong, Solana eventually apologized for his mistake, the Tel Aviv newspaper said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
Shark bites Camp Lejeune Marine on North Carolina coast
Donald Trump deletes retweet about Jeb Bush's wife
Putin reassures PM Alexis Tsipras after 'no' referendum vote in Greece
England deletes 'sexist' tweet about Women's World Cup team