American-born Yaakov “Jack” Teitel arrested last month for carrying out a string of terrorists attacks in Israel has claimed credit for an August attack on a Tel Avivi gay club that left 2 young people dead and 10 others wounded, CNN reported.

Prosecutors indicted Teitel Thursday with 14 charges, including two counts of premeditated murder, three attempted murders and other acts of violence.

The thirty-seven-year-old moved from Florida to Israel 12 years ago. He currently resides in the West Bank settlement of Shevut Rachel.

Teitel was arrested October 7 as he hung up flyers in support of the attack on the gay club in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. While he has claimed credit for the attack, investigators have dismissed his confession.

Two young people died during the attack that rocked the otherwise gay-friendly city of Tel Aviv. Nir Katz, 26, a counselor at the club, and Liz Trubeshi, 16, fell when a masked, lone gunman stormed the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association building and sprayed automatic fire in a basement room as a support group for gay teens assembled, before escaping.

A crowd estimated at more than 70,000 attended an event to express solidarity with the gay and lesbian community held in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square after the attack. Israeli President Shimon Peres told the crowd that “the man who targeted the two victims targeted all of us.”

Teitel sees himself as an emissary of God, his attorney said. Teitel told reporters before his court hearing that it had been a “pleasure” and an “honor” to serve his God.

“He was like a serial killer,” said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “He was deeply involved in terrorism on all different levels.”

Anti-gay sentiment in Israel remains high. An August Haaretz newspaper poll reported that 46% of 498 people agreed to the question “Do you see homosexuality as a perversion?”