Jerusalem car ramming ‘terror attack’ injures three

At least three people were injured in a car ramming in Jerusalem on Monday morning that has been called a suspected terrorist attack.

Surveillance camera footage of the incident shows a white sedan accelerating into a group of men on a pavement and catapulting them into the air.

After crashing into a parked car, one of the suspected terrorists gets out of the vehicle with a makeshift “Carlo” sub-machine gun and tries to open fire.

Police reported that the firearm jammed, and the suspect then dumped the weapon as he and an accomplice attempted to escape on foot.

Police investigate the aftermath of the attack
Police investigate the aftermath of the attack - MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

The attack reportedly took place in the Romema neighbourhood of north Jerusalem at around 8am.

A large number of officers were dispatched to locate the attackers near the scene of the crime, with footage of the incident posted on social media showing five officers armed with rifles.

“The Jerusalem Central Command held an initial situational assessment at the scene, directing the deployment of all means and forces, including special forces units, with the goal of quickly locating the two fleeing terrorists,” the police said in a statement.

Police reported that two people were arrested after being found hiding in a closed store in the area.

The three victims of the attack, Menachem Mendel Fisch, 20, Yosef Yitzhak Hershenboim, 18, and a 15-year-old boy, are all being treated in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Centre hospital for minor injuries and are expected to be discharged later on Monday.

Mr Fisch and Mr Hershenboim issued a message saying: “Thank God, we are healthy and whole. A Passover holiday miracle happened for us. We ask for unity among the people of Israel and wish a happy, kosher, and safe holiday to all of Israel.”