Badna Naaref
 Badna Naaref (We Want to Know) is a call for dialogue about the country’s wartime experiences among different generations of people who live in Lebanon. Yet it is by no means just an invitation to engage in political diatribe. Instead, this website is a resource: it offers an explanation of this pilot project, an overview of the training sessions conducted with the students and instructors involved, a general profile of the participating schools and individuals, and summaries of interviews conducted by student participants. It also extends an invitation to visitors to use the information gathered for a variety of purposes. For instance, the material can be used to assist educators and activists interested in exploring alternative methods of conflict transformation. As well, it offers complete access to many of the testimonies—in their original form—for those interested in this information from a scientific, educational and even artistic perspective. In short, it is a compact website that appeals to a broad range of potential visitors; thus, it is addressed “to those who are concerned.”


"The bus was passing through Ain el Rummaneh… and there was shooting… in other words, there were cars shooting at people in Ain el Rummaneh and Joseph Abu Assi was killed. So the reaction was that the Bus, which was heading to Tell el Zaatar, came under fire as it was passing through Ain el Rummaneh, and 36 or 30 people were killed, all of them Palestinian."
     
   
"During the war, I was in the streets, defending the people, driving for the Red Cross and fighting anyone who was out there to kill, to defend my kids and wife."
“If the phone lines were down, we would send messages with people we knew who were 'passing,’ letters with taxis, and even messages on amateur radio broadcast.”
This website has been created with the assistance of the European Union and the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon. The content of this website can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Embassy of Switzerland.
© Badna Naaref, 2012 - Development: Multiframes