VIDEO | An American soldier set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington

An American military pilot set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington to protest the war in Gaza and is currently in critical condition.

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The man was taken to a hospital after the fire was extinguished by members of the US Secret Service, the Washington Fire Department said.

A spokesman for the US Air Force confirmed that an active-duty airman was involved in the incident.

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- I will no longer be an accomplice in genocide, said the man, dressed in uniform, in a video broadcast live on the Internet, the New York Times reported.

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