A pro-Palestine protester has set herself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, in protest against the regime atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.
As per police and fire department officials on Friday, the protester, whose identity remains undisclosed, was draped in the Palestinian flag and used gasoline for self-immolation. She was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition with serious burns.
A security guard who tried to intervene also sustained burns to his arm and leg and has been hospitalized.
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum emphasized the self-immolation of the protester was not an act of terrorism, and there were no threats against the Israeli consulate which was in no danger.
The incident comes amid a wave of pro-Palestine protests across the US and beyond. Thousands have marched in Washington, DC, Ohio, Utah, and California against the Israeli regime forces siege on the innocent people of the Gaza Strip.
Similar protest marches have been held in major cities of countries across the globe. The protesters demand a ceasefire in Gaza as the regime forces continue pounding the Palestinians in the region with nonstop airstrikes, shelling, and direct ground attacks.
Meanwhile, the US government has openly extended its full support to Israelis as they continue their genocidal campaign in Gaza.
The Israeli assault, which started on Oct. 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out an anti-Israeli operation in response to decades of Zionists' atrocities, has led to the deaths of over 15,500 Palestinians, mostly women and children. Thousands more are missing and feared to be dead under the rubble.
Last week, a ceasefire had allowed for the exchange of hundreds of captives and prisoners from both sides. The Israeli regime has blocked the entry of water, food, power, and fuel to the people trapped in Gaza.
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