Airman who lit himself on fire outside Israeli Embassy dies of injuries

The 25-year-old active duty airman who lit himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., in protest of Israel’s actions in its war against Hamas has succumbed to his injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Monday that Aaron Bushnell of San Antonio, Texas, died at a nearby hospital after self-immolating in front of the embassy on Sunday afternoon.

Bushnell, who was dressed in his military uniform, said in a video during the moments leading up to when he lit himself on fire, “I will no longer be complicit in genocide.”

“I’m about to engage in an extreme act of protest,” he said, walking down a street. “But compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their
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