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Shocking Image: US Air Force Member Sets Himself on Fire at Israeli Embassy to Protest War in Gaza



A member of the US Air Force was in critical condition after reportedly setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, Sunday afternoon.

A video live streamed on Twitch appeared to show the Air Force member in uniform standing in front of the embassy gate and identifying himself as a member of the US Air Force, the New York Times and Washington Post said, citing officials who confirmed the footage matched the man in question.

“I will no longer be complicit in genocide [in Gaza]. I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest,” the man apparently said before setting himself alight and repeatedly shouting “Free Palestine!”

The name the man used in the video – which has not been shared publicly – matches a LinkedIn account for an active-duty Air Force officer from Texas, the Times reported. A spokesperson for the Air Force told Task & Purpose that the man is an active-duty airman. His identity has not been confirmed.

Authorities at the scene could be heard asking “May I help you, sir?” and yelling at the man to get down on the ground while he was on fire, the footage showed.

One person sprayed the man with a fire extinguisher, while another appeared to draw his gun.

The troubling footage was quickly removed on Sunday afternoon because it violated the streaming app’s guidelines.

The Air Force said it was unable to verify reports that the man was an active serviceman.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and DC Fire and EMS declined to comment on the allegations.

First responders were dispatched to the scene about 1 p.m., a spokesperson from DC Fire and EMS confirmed to The Post.

By the time first responders arrived, the flames had already been extinguished by members of the US Secret Service, the fire service added.

The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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