The Ain Ar-Rummaneh "Incident"
May it always be remembered but never repeated...
April 13, 2022

The "bus massacre" (the Ain ar-Rummaneh "incident") that occurred on April 13, 1975, became the casus belli for the calamitous violence that raged for nearly two decades in what became the Lebanese civil war. The iconic image of that dilapidated Fargo bus is never far from the minds of Lebanese citizens, and since that April day, references to the bus as an omen of good or evil have never ceased.

By remembering the bus, we are drawing a path between the memory and the future: "May it always be remembered but never repeated."

Artwork by Houssam Bokeili