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Was it a Copycat terror attack?
Explosions that rocked New York’s East Harlem leveled two, five story brick buildings. At least eight people have been found dead and over two dozen wounded. While gas leaks are believed to be the cause, the details on this investigation remain elusive.
As of this publication, there is no evidence on the cause of the gas leaks, according to the National Transportation Safety Board which oversees pipeline safety.
With incessant calls for lone wolf attacks in mosques and through social media networks by Al Qaeda and Palestinian groups operating here in the U.S., my thoughts went immediately to Jerusalem.
A Muslim Palestinian was recently captured for cutting gas pipelines in eight (8) residential buildings in Jerusalem. Having heard of a gas explosion in which a family was killed and a building destroyed, the Palestinian confessed he was “inspired” to sabotage several gas lines on February 28 and March 02, in attempts to kill as many people as possible.
Residents were shocked at the attempted gas terrorist attacks. Thankfully, the gas leaks were detected and the Jerusalem fire department evacuated the buildings in time before any injuries.
The suspected gas pipeline terrorist has been identified as Aziz Musa Uwisat, 49 and father of six, according to The Jerusalem Post. Uwisat, who holds an Israeli identification card, is also suspected in attacking a Jewish man with an ax in 2012. Uwisat says he is sorry that he was not successful in murdering the man. See also Israel National News.
A Copycat terror attack? Strategic Solutions suggests: We might never know or possibly, never be told.