History has shown that power corrupts. History has shown that a feeling of insecurity causes people to lash out History has shown that it's easy to be moral when you are secure and comfortable but much harder when being moral causes you to have to really sacrifice. No nation is immune; there are some rare individuals who can rise above self interest.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination