How do you win a fight but be expected to act like you lost

I have been mulling this over in my head te past few weeks when the Isreal/Hamas fight broke out, and Isreal just went full bore into the West Bank.  One question bothers me.  How can Hamas, who was getting repeatedly punched in the face, and a mudhole stomped in them get to dictate terms of ceasefires, etc.  That would be like me getting into a fight over lets say a girl, getting my behind handed to me, and still be able to negotiate with the person to say let me take her out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 

I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I have no sympathy for Hamas, or the Palestinians, when they decisided to elect Hamas as their ruling government, and then allow Hamas to put weapons and things within their neighborhoods knowing that they would be targets.  I would like to believe that in this country if our government starting doing so many outlandish things, that there would be enough of an uprising that it would stop immediately.  Secondly, if I am in a fight for my life, and someone pulls a knife, you best believe I am pulling a gun.  The same goes for Israel.  Hamas was lobbing rockets either of the RPG nature, or mortar round nature, into Israel, and Israel in turn went full bore into stopping it.  I don’t see anything wrong with that. 

Alas, thanks to the feckless UN, (Which I believe we should run out of this country and give the building to the homeless), the liberal media, that played the poor baby game with the Palistinan casualties, and a limp wristed response by us which should have been to Israel, have fun, instead of this is wrong.  Israel once is again is less safe than it was.