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U.S. Air Force Member Takes Extreme Measures to Protest Against the Israel-Hamas War


According to a U.S. official, the Air Force member who set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. has died.

The Air Force will not officially release his name as the next of kin notification is in process.

The name will be released 24 hours after the final notification is complete.

While the name is not officially released, many have posted the horrifying video on X with the name posted:

NBC News has more on the event:

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department responded to a call about a person on fire outside the embassy just before 1 p.m. Sunday, and found the flames extinguished by the Secret Service’s uniformed division.

The airman filmed the protest, yelling “Free Palestine” and collapsing to the ground.

In a livestream, he called the Israeli crackdown in Gaza “genocide” and said what he was doing was not as extreme as the suffering of the Palestinian people.

Dressed in military fatigues, he put his phone down and filmed himself dousing liquid from a water bottle over his head and lighting himself on fire.

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS said. An Air Force spokesperson confirmed he was active duty.

Thankfully, none of the staff members at the embassy were injured.

The video was live streamed on Twitch, in which he identified himself and stated he was a serving member of the Air Force.

BBC News has more on the recent events regarding the Israel-Hamas war:

It is not the first time someone has self-immolated in front of an Israeli diplomatic mission in the US.

In December, a protester set themselves on fire in front of the Israeli consulate in the US state of Georgia.

Police said the demonstrator used petrol, and a Palestinian flag was found at the scene on that occasion.

Many individuals have taken to X to voice their opinions of the tragic event:

 



 

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