I would seriously have to disagree with you here Gideon as the IDF does not have a "conscience." Rather, what is on the mind of the IDF is how they are presented to the world, and how the false illusion of their alleged "morals" will be smattered to pieces. That is their ONLY concern.
Monitor: Airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold in Syria, killing at least 13 (Reuters)
from the article: The IDF uses propaganda like an authoritarian regime