A SERVING member of the US air force has died after he set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC while declaring he “will no longer be complicit in genocide”.

The 25-year-old airman, Aaron Bushnell of San Antonio, Texas, died from his injuries, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

He had walked up to the embassy shortly before 1pm on Sunday and began livestreaming on the video streaming platform Twitch, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press.

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Law enforcement officials believe the man started a livestream, put his phone down and then set himself on fire.

At one point, he said he “will no longer be complicit in genocide,” the person said. The video was later removed from the platform, but law enforcement officials have obtained and reviewed a copy.

The incident happened as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking cabinet approval for a military operation in the southern Gazan city of Rafah.

A bomb disposal unit was sent to the Washington DC site over concerns about a suspicious vehicle that could have been connected to the individual.

However, the area was later declared safe after no hazardous materials were found.

DC police said officers were working with the US Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate the incident.