Uh, I think they made that choice a long, long time ago. Or rather, they have never had to make it, because Israel has made sure that the electricity has kept on humming along no matter what. Of course, if the Israelis had not done this, the international pressure would have been outrageous. “Two Sderot houses hit in fresh Qassam barrage,” from Haaretz (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Gaza militants fired a fresh barrage of Qassam rockets at the western Negev town of Sderot on Friday evening, two of which hit houses in the town and left three people suffering from shock.[…]
The eight rockets fired in the barrage, three of which hit Sderot, brought the total number of Qassams launched at Israeli communities Friday to 30.
In earlier attacks, four Sderot residents were treated for shock and a warehouse was damaged.
Palestinians in Gaza also fired a mortar into southern Israel.
In the early afternoon, five rockets were reported to have struck near the coast south of Ashkelon, one of which struck the grounds of Kibbutz Zikim.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the Qassam fire. On Thursday Palestinians fired a dozen rockets and eight mortar shells.
Late Thursday, Israel cut back around one percent of the power it supplies to Gaza, Defense Ministry spokesman Shlomo Dror said. Israel will continue gradually scaling back electricity until the territory’s Hamas rulers end the rocket fire, he said Friday.
“It’s their choice. They need to choose if they want to keep investing in
rockets and in attacking Israel or if they want electricity from Israel,” Dror said.