Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Active-Duty US Airman Sets Himself on Fire in Fatal Protest of Gaza War
News
By News
Published 2 months ago on
February 27, 2024

Share

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

An active-duty U.S. Air Force member, Aaron Bushnell, 25, from San Antonio, Texas, died after setting himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., according to authorities.

In a video of the incident, Bushnell stated he would “no longer be complicit in genocide” and that his suffering was minimal compared to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. He then doused himself in an unknown liquid and set himself on fire while chanting “Free Palestine.”

The Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Bushnell’s identity and stated that he was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The incident is currently under investigation by local police, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Rose Riley, a spokesperson for the U.S. Air Force, confirmed that Bushnell was an active-duty airman. Further details will be released once the next of kin notifications are completed, according to the Air Force. The Israeli Embassy confirmed that none of its staff was injured in the incident.

This incident follows a similar act of protest in December, where an individual set themselves on fire outside the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has resulted in the death of nearly 30,000 people in Gaza, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

Read more at CNN.

 

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Fong Won’t Debate Boudreaux, but We Get Hot Topic Answers Anyway

DON'T MISS

Legislation Pandering to Tribal Casinos Is a Bad Bet for Fresno Cardroom Employees

DON'T MISS

About 1 in 4 US Adults Over 50 Say They Expect to Never Retire, an AARP Study Finds

DON'T MISS

Biden Signs a $95 Billion War Aid Measure With Assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

DON'T MISS

Ancestry Website to Catalogue Names of Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II

DON'T MISS

First-Round Picks Could Be on the Trading Block on Day 1 of the NFL Draft

DON'T MISS

Trojans Rejoice! Reggie Bush Is Reinstated as 2005 Heisman Trophy Winner

DON'T MISS

Arizona Just Revived an 1864 Law Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What’s Happening in Other States

DON'T MISS

Airlines Now Required to Give Automatic Cash Refunds for Canceled, Delayed Flights

DON'T MISS

Fresno County Appoints New Librarian. What’s Her Favorite Book Genre?

UP NEXT

Legislation Pandering to Tribal Casinos Is a Bad Bet for Fresno Cardroom Employees

UP NEXT

About 1 in 4 US Adults Over 50 Say They Expect to Never Retire, an AARP Study Finds

UP NEXT

Biden Signs a $95 Billion War Aid Measure With Assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

UP NEXT

Ancestry Website to Catalogue Names of Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II

UP NEXT

First-Round Picks Could Be on the Trading Block on Day 1 of the NFL Draft

UP NEXT

Trojans Rejoice! Reggie Bush Is Reinstated as 2005 Heisman Trophy Winner

UP NEXT

Arizona Just Revived an 1864 Law Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What’s Happening in Other States

UP NEXT

Airlines Now Required to Give Automatic Cash Refunds for Canceled, Delayed Flights

UP NEXT

Fresno County Appoints New Librarian. What’s Her Favorite Book Genre?

UP NEXT

Golf Has Two Dominant Forces in Scheffler & Korda. It Didn’t Happen Overnight.

Biden Signs a $95 Billion War Aid Measure With Assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

2 hours ago

Ancestry Website to Catalogue Names of Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II

2 hours ago

First-Round Picks Could Be on the Trading Block on Day 1 of the NFL Draft

2 hours ago

Trojans Rejoice! Reggie Bush Is Reinstated as 2005 Heisman Trophy Winner

3 hours ago

Arizona Just Revived an 1864 Law Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What’s Happening in Other States

3 hours ago

Airlines Now Required to Give Automatic Cash Refunds for Canceled, Delayed Flights

3 hours ago

Fresno County Appoints New Librarian. What’s Her Favorite Book Genre?

4 hours ago

Shohei Ohtani Hits Second-Deck Home Run in Dodgers’ Road Win

4 hours ago

Logan Webb Extends Scoreless Streak to 19 Innings as Giants Dominate Mets

4 hours ago

Golf Has Two Dominant Forces in Scheffler & Korda. It Didn’t Happen Overnight.

7 hours ago

Fong Won’t Debate Boudreaux, but We Get Hot Topic Answers Anyway

Vince Fong will not debate Mike Boudreaux for the May 21 special election to serve the remaining Congressional District 20 term. But the can...

9 mins ago

9 mins ago

Fong Won’t Debate Boudreaux, but We Get Hot Topic Answers Anyway

52 mins ago

Legislation Pandering to Tribal Casinos Is a Bad Bet for Fresno Cardroom Employees

1 hour ago

About 1 in 4 US Adults Over 50 Say They Expect to Never Retire, an AARP Study Finds

2 hours ago

Biden Signs a $95 Billion War Aid Measure With Assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

2 hours ago

Ancestry Website to Catalogue Names of Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II

2 hours ago

First-Round Picks Could Be on the Trading Block on Day 1 of the NFL Draft

3 hours ago

Trojans Rejoice! Reggie Bush Is Reinstated as 2005 Heisman Trophy Winner

3 hours ago

Arizona Just Revived an 1864 Law Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What’s Happening in Other States

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend