man makes an attempt to set himself on fireplace exterior Israeli embassy in Washington | EUROtoday

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UA person was significantly injured after trying to set himself on fireplace in entrance of the Israeli embassy in Washington, Sunday February 25 at noon. Emergency providers responded to the scene shortly earlier than 1 p.m. When they arrived, the hearth had been extinguished by a member of the Secret Service, they point out on X.

The sufferer is a “soldier still in service”, discovered the Washington Post from an Air Force spokesperson. He was nonetheless in hospital in “critical condition” on Sunday afternoon.

A video broadcast dwell on Twitch

According to a number of American media, the American soldier tried to set himself on fireplace whereas protesting towards the warfare within the Gaza Strip.

A video was broadcast dwell on Twitch, and seen by CNN, which exhibits the person in navy uniform declaring that he “will not be[t] not complicit in genocide”, then ask to “liberate Palestine” before dousing himself with liquid and setting himself on fire. The video has since been removed from the social network.

READ ALSO United States: man charged with tried homicide of PalestiniansLast December, an individual already tried to set himself on fireplace in entrance of an Israeli consulate in Atlanta. According to native authorities, it was an “extreme act of political protest” whereas a Palestinian flag was discovered close to the sufferer.