Basil Al-Khatib is a Syrian movie and TV director, from a Palestinian origin.
He was born on 6 May 1962 in Hilversum, the Netherlands. His father is the Palestinian poet Yousif Al-Khatib.
He lives with his family in Damascus, Syria since 1963. Basil is married to Diana Gabbour, a director of the Arab Syrian TV. He was a graduate of the Department of the Film & TV Direction, The Moscow Higher Institute of Cinema (VGIK). Basil was working in cinema and television drama since 1992.