Remember how many times Abbas pretends that he cannot stop his Al Aqsa Brigades?
Remember how the world considers the PLO and its main faction of Fatah as the "moderates" while Hamas and Islamic Jihad are the "extremists"?
Remember how the PLO once upon a time pretended to accept Israel's existence and pledged to stop all terror, and incitement to terror?
Just think about these as you read this from the PA's Maan News:
Bethlehem - Ma'an - The head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Farouq Al-Qaddoumi, has stressed the need to continue the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.This last paragraph is the dictionary definition of terrorism:
In media statements after his meeting with the Syrian vice president, Faruoq Al-Shar', on Thursday in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Al-Qaddoumi said, "Any government without resistance will not be able to strengthen its 'cards' in the negotiations".
ter·ror·ism (tĕr'ə-rĭz'əm) n.
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Terrorism remains the PLO's (and, by extension, the PA's) major raison d'être. You cannot get a more explicit proof of this than this quote.