Hamas declared themselves the winners in this conflict and you know what, I think they may be right. They kept firing rockets from civilians back yards until Israel finally retaliated, and the homes and schools that were blown to bits were just a plus for Hamas. After all, it wasn't their property, and if we can believe Hamas, it wasn't them that got killed either.
Hamas picked a fight, ducked at the right time, and the Palestinians got the black eye.
It's no wonder Hamas declared victory.