Air Force Serviceman Dies After Setting Himself on Fire Outside Israeli Embassy to Protest Gaza War

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Police report that an Air Force member has now perished over the weekend in Washington, D.C., after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in protest of the conflict in Gaza.

The Metropolitan Police Department verified the death of San Antonio, Texas-born airman Aaron Bushnell, 25 years old.

An official of the Air Force verified that Bushnell had passed away in the way of the incident.

The service is withholding additional information in accordance with the 24-hour policy of notifying next of kin of the United States military.

Before igniting himself on Sunday, Bushnell reportedly declared that he would “no longer be complicit in genocide.”

Shortly before 1:00 p.m., the service member approached the embassy and proceeded to self-immolate via the video streaming platform Twitch. Ultimately, the footage was removed.

International institutions have condemned Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, which commenced subsequent to a lethal Hamas attack on October 7 and has encompassed a catastrophic air and ground campaign resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of Palestinian civilian lives, including allegations of genocide.

The embassy incident occurs as negotiations are underway for a temporary cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip.

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