US airman in critical condition after self-immolation outside Israeli embassy in Washington

A US military service member who set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington earlier today in an apparent act of protest against the war in Gaza is in critical condition, authorities say.

The man was transported to an area hospital after the fire was put out by US Secret Service officers, DC Fire and EMS posted online. The man remains in critical condition, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson said Sunday afternoon.

An Air Force spokesperson confirmed that the incident involved an active duty airman.

“I will no longer be complicit in genocide,” said the man, wearing military fatigues, in a video he broadcasted live over the internet, according to the New York Times.

He then doused himself in a clear liquid and set himself on fire, screaming “Free Palestine,” the Times reported.

Local police and Secret Service are investigating the incident.

In December, a protester set herself on fire outside the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta.

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