US Serviceman Aaron Bushnell set fire to himself outside the Israeli embassy on monday Frebruary 26. On the way there he said:
"I will no longer be complicit in genocide. I'm about to engage in an extreme act of protest but, compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it's not extreme at all. This is what our ruling class has decided will be normal."
"I don't search for houses that remain intact, on the contrary I search for houses that were destroyed with innocent civilians inside them such as this house where more than ten bodies were pulled from under the rubbles."
If I must die, you must live to tell my story to sell my things to buy a piece of cloth nd some strings, (make it white with a long tail) so that a child, somewhere in Gaza while looking heaven in the eye awaiting his dad who left in a blaze- and bid no one farewell not even to his flesh not even to himself- sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up above and thinks for a moment an angel is there bringing back love If I must die let it bring hope let it be a tale
Refaat al-Ar'eer, killed in an Israeli airstrike on Dec. 6th in Gaza
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