US soldier who set himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington reportedly dies

In this image taken from video, police are deployed outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, Feb. 25, 2024, after an active-duty member of the US Air Force was critically injured after setting himself ablaze outside the diplomatic compound. (WJLA via AP)
In this image taken from video, police are deployed outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, Feb. 25, 2024, after an active-duty member of the US Air Force was critically injured after setting himself ablaze outside the diplomatic compound. (WJLA via AP)

A US military service member who had set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington over the weekend in an apparent act of protest against the war in Gaza has died, local media reports.

NBC News, citing an unnamed US official, said that the US Air Force member had died and more details would be released after the military finished notifying his family.

CBS News’ Washington affiliate and The Washington Post also reported the death, citing a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson.

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