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Horrifying image shows active-duty airman engulfed in flames outside the Israeli embassy in DC after shouting ‘Free Palestine’ and accusing the US of being ‘complicit in genocide’ in Gaza

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The scene in front of the Israeli embassy was streamed live on Twitch
  • A man sets himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC
  • DC Fire and EMS responded to the embassy around 1 pm Sunday.
  • “I will no longer be complicit in genocide,” declared the man
  • He is in critical condition and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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A serving US Air Force officer is in critical condition in the hospital after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in DC and livestreaming the results.

A horrifying video uploaded to the social media channel Twitch aired on Saturday afternoon after the man dressed in combat fatigues declared: “I will no longer be complicit in genocide.”

Flames spread over the man’s body after he shouted: ‘I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest,’ before repeatedly shouting ‘Free Palestine!’

Authorities responded to the embassy around 1pm on Sunday and found the man with burns, the Metropolitan Police Department told DailyMail.com.

He is in critical condition and was taken to the hospital by DC Fire and EMS with critical and life-threatening injuries.

A U.S. Air Force spokesperson confirmed to Task & Purpose that the uniformed man is an active-duty airman. The identity of the airman has not been confirmed.

The scene in front of the Israeli embassy was streamed live on Twitch

The scene in front of the Israeli embassy was streamed live on Twitch

A man sets himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC

A man sets himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC

A man sets himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC

He is in critical condition and was taken to the hospital by DC Fire and EMS with critical and life-threatening injuries.

He is in critical condition and was taken to the hospital by DC Fire and EMS with critical and life-threatening injuries.

He is in critical condition and was taken to the hospital by DC Fire and EMS with critical and life-threatening injuries.

Authorities went to the embassy around 1:00 pm on Sunday and found the man with burns.

Authorities went to the embassy around 1:00 pm on Sunday and found the man with burns.

Authorities went to the embassy around 1:00 pm on Sunday and found the man with burns.

the investigation is ongoing

the investigation is ongoing

the investigation is ongoing

A Secret Service spokesperson told DailyMail.com: “The US Secret Service Uniformed Division responded to the 3400 block of International Drive, NW, DC regarding an individual who was experiencing a possible medical/health emergency. mental”.

A Secret Service spokesperson told DailyMail.com: “The US Secret Service Uniformed Division responded to the 3400 block of International Drive, NW, DC regarding an individual who was experiencing a possible medical/mental health emergency. “.

“DC Fire & EMS responded to the scene and treated the individual before transporting him to an area hospital.”

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department was called to the scene in reference to a suspicious vehicle that could be related to the person.

Video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed first responders at the scene outside the embassy.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Israeli embassy issued a statement after the incident saying: ‘On Sunday, February 25, at around 1 p.m., a man set himself on fire in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington and was taken to hospital by ambulance. The man is unknown. No embassy staff were injured and are safe.’

A similar incident occurred in December when a pro-Palestinian protester set himself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta.

The city’s police chief, Darin Schierbaum, described the incident as an “extreme act of political protest” and said a Palestinian flag was recovered from the scene.

At least two people were injured in the act of self-immolation, including a security guard who tried to intervene.

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