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Three pedestrians were hit at two different locations in the Romema neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday morning, by what is believed to be the same vehicle.

One of the pedestrians was hit on Techeilet Mordechai Street, and the other on Yirmiyahu Street. The ramming on Techeilet Mordechai took place when a vehicle carrying terrorists sped towards a group of neighborhood residents burning hametz, or leavened foods, in a traditional pre-Passover ceremony.

The vehicle then drove off, escaping the scene.

Eyewitnesses told Arutz Sheva - Israel National News, "We were standing there and suddenly we saw a vehicle approaching quickly, ramming three of my friends. They continued and came out with weapons and tried to fire. We came here to burn hametz, we escaped to the synagogue."

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Magen David Adom initially reported that medical teams were providing medical aid to the two victims at the scenes, both of whom had suffered light injuries.

"Two terrorists escaped on foot from the scene of the terror attack in Jerusalem, and on their escape route, homemade Carlo weapons were found," Israel Police said in a statement. "Two victims were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center."

Shaare Zedek Medical Center reported that three victims of the attack arrived with light injuries. The hospital's trauma unit reported that it received a 20-year-old man, along with two teen boys, ages 18 and 15.

Accoring to Shaare Zedek, all three are expected to be released later on Monday morning.

Two of the victims, Menachem Mendel Fish and Yosef Yitzchak Hirschenbaum, said, "Thank G-d, we are healthy and whole, and we experienced a Passover miracle. We ask for unity in the nation of Israel and we wish a kosher, happy, and safe Passover to the entire People of Israel."

Security forces believe that the terrorists attempted to fire their weapons, but their firearms malfunctioned, and therefore were not used in the attack. Large numbers of police and Border Police forces searched the area for the suspects, and after approximately two hours succeeded in arresting them.

In a later update, MDA said, "MDA EMTs and paramedics provided medical treatment and evacuated 2 casualties to Shaare Tzedek Hospital, including: an 18-year-old young male, in mild-moderate condition with a head injury, and 1 in mild condition."

MDA EMTs Yitzchak Har Kesef and Daniel Levy said, "We were near the scene and as soon as we arrived at the scene, we saw a young man about 18 years old walking around the scene with a head injury. He was very upset, we treated him and evacuated him to the hospital in a mild-moderate condition. People at at the scene told us that while he was engaged in burning chametz, a car hit him at the entrance to the parking lot between buildings."

Speaking to Arutz Sheva - Israel National News at the scene of the attack, Har Kesef added, "We were called up by MDA, to the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem. We arrived quickly, and there was great commotion at the scene. We were referred to a 20-year-old male victim who suffered injuries to his face and hands. We provided him with initial medical treatment and evacuated him in stable condition to Shaare Zedek Medical Center."

MDA paramedic Nadav Arzi recounted: "We were called to Yirmiyahu Street, near the place where the vehicle hit the pedestrians, and we saw a 22-year-old man who was fully conscious, walking around. He told us that while they were engaged in burning chametz at the entrance to the parking lot between buildings on Techelet Mordechai Street, a vehicle sped towards a group of people and hit him and another injured person. He immediately ran away to the nearby Yirmiyahu Street. He suffered injuries to his head and face. We treated him and evacuated him to hospital in mild condition."

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