Like anger, evil hampers the brain’s flexibility and observation of reality
They don’t really see a problem with death, murder, or war crimes.
They assumed Israel was fatally divided and weakened.
They assumed Israel, in blind anger, would hit back immediately.
They assumed Chezbollah and Iran would help them immediately.
They assumed to keep their 1.7 human shields to cripple the IDF.
They expected their fighters to occupy and barricade themselves in the neighboring villages. Instead, most of the terrorists went on a rampage and did not dare to kill anyone, and about 50% of them were killed in firefights, and the other 50% of them fled back to the Strip.
One Israeli hostage (Shalit) for 1,000 Muslim prisoners, they calculated they can kidnap enough people to get all those tried out of jail.
They expected Biden, a frail loony lefty too busy with Ukraine, to do nil.
They assumed Muslim-majority States to join them, but most did nothing.
They assumed they could redo the pogrom until all Jews were dead.
They assumed only Muslim extremists would violently demonstrate.
As all diehard Antisemites, they assumed eradicating the Jews was doable.
But they did get support from Iran, China, Russia, and the UN’s dictators.