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US Air Force Member Who Set Self On Fire Outside Israel Embassy In DC Has Died

FILE - Israelis opposed to a contentious government plan to overhaul the judiciary wave Israeli and American flags during a protest in support of President Joe Biden, who criticized the plan this week, outside of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 30, 2023. As Biden prepares to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in New York, a new poll finds that while Americans generally view Israel as a partner or ally, many question whether his far-right government shares American values. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

The U.S. Air Force member who this past weekend set himself on fire outside of the Israel Embassy in Washington, D.C., died Monday, according to officials.

Police have identified the airman as 25-year-old Aaron Bushnell of San Antonio, Texas.

The incident occurred at about 1 p.m. Sunday, shortly before D.C. Fire Department and EMS officials responded.

Bushnell was dressed in military fatigues, and  filmed himself yelling “Free Palestine” before collapsing to the ground.

U.S. Secret Service members extinguished the fire engulfing the man before paramedics arrived.

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