"lets push them to start looking for smart solutions instead of stupid ones."
1, the Jewish sector in Israel is overwhelmingly in favor of this action. They've been pushing for it for years now. Politicians in a democracy tend to respond more to those who can vote for them. The politicians and the military were holding back.
2, people have been looking for solutions since 1977, seriously since 1994. At what point do you say, hey, it just ain't going to work?
As someone with a chronic condition that almost certainly will remain with me until I leave this world, I realized that there are some things that have to be managed because they can't be cured.