Hamas political bureau member Osama Hamdan said in an October 11, 2023 show on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon), that Israel is the heart of the problem in the region. He explained that once it is removed, all the other problems will be resolved. Hamdan said that Hamas does not have to throw Israel into the sea, rather, the Israelis can return to the countries from where they came. He added: "We will help them go there safely."
Osama Hamdan: "Hamas has just one 'no' – no to the existence of Israel. I believe that Israel is the heart of the problem in our region, and that once Israel is gone from this region, an opportunity to resolve all the problems in this region will be opened."
Interviewer: "But you know full well that is it not possible now to throw Israel into the sea."
Hamdan: "I am not talking about throwing Israel into the sea. In the past few days, the Israelis wrote in their media: 'What is the point in having a country when all its citizens have passports of the countries they have come from?' Let them return to where they came from. We don't want to throw anyone into the sea. Let them return to where they came from. We will help them go there safely."