Now this I don't get. Let's say I want my neighbor's dog. In order to get this dog to abandon my neighbor, I kick the dog and steal its food dish every day in the expectation that someday it will decide that the neighbor was not providing for it and it will waltz over to my lawn and start fetching my slippers.
This, as far as I can understand it, is the logic being used by Israel and the US with respect to the 1.7 million residents of the Gaza strip vis-a-vis Hamas. Good luck with that. It would be comical if there weren't thousands of lives in the balance.