I think this is putting a brave face on the outcome. From a political point of view, Hamas had teh upper hand given that a ground invasion would have likely cost the Israeli government teh elections. The moves now to lift or ease of teh blockage shows that Hamas will walk away with a net gain. It's too bad the politicians on both sides think of wars as political maneuvers and treat civilians as collateral damage.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Israel's Pillar of Defense achieved its goals