Samir Kassir (5 May 1960 – 2 June 2005) was a Lebanese-Palestinian-French journalist of Al-Nahar and professor of history at Saint-Joseph University, who was an advocate of democracy and prominent opponent of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. He was assassinated in 2005 as part of a series of assassinations of anti-Syria Lebanese political figures such as Rafic Hariri and George Hawi.
Samir Kassir was an Antiochian Greek Orthodox. He came from a Lebanese-Palestinian father and a Lebanese-Syrian mother on 5 May 1960.
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