These are the Dalai Lama's views on how to tackle Hamas:
He says that the minds of the terrorists are 'closed'. Sounds very much to me like Pharaoh and the Children of Israel:
Pharaoh's mind became so closed that eventually the plagues became essential. No-one wanted the plagues. But emollience hadn't worked.
There are some people who you just can't talk to. Their eyes are blind and their ears are deaf. If they cause havoc, there just isn't any choice any more. End of story.