April 24, 2024

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A US soldier has died after blowing himself up outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington

A US soldier has died after blowing himself up outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington

Active member of the US Air Force He set himself on fire this weekend in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington The Pentagon announced Monday, protesting the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian territory of Gaza.

A company spokesman said the man, whose name has not been released, “succumbed to his injuries” on Sunday. “We will provide more details 24 hours after the next of kin notifications are completed,” he added.

Emergency crews went to the Israeli Embassy in Washington at 1:00 pm local time (3:00 am in Argentina) on Sunday, to a “call for a person on fire,” according to a message in the community. X Network of the US Capital Fire Department.

When they arrived at the scene, they found that the fire had already been extinguished by Secret Service agents responsible for guarding embassies in Washington.

The person in question was in uniform, local media reported. Broadcast openly on the social network Twitch“He will not be complicit in the genocide” before pouring the liquid, a reference to Israel's military operations in Gaza.

He then shouted “Free Palestine!” until he fell to the ground, according to reports

At that time this action took place Protests are growing in the US against Israel's military action in GazaIt has been subject to intense bombings and has been carrying out a series of ground operations in a war in response to an unprecedented October 7 attack on its border by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

A US Secret Service car in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington. AP photo

Israel's response has seen the death toll in Gaza approach 30,000, most of them civilians, according to the Hamas-ruled territory's health ministry, and the United States is mounting international pressure on its traditional ally Israel to stop.