The PLO commits itself to the Middle East peace process, and to a peaceful resolution of the conflict between the two sides and declares that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resolved through negotiations.
The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes a historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability. Accordingly, the PLO renounces the use of terrorism and other acts of violence and will assume responsibility over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators.
Mahmoud Abbas, August 4, 2009, at the Fatah conference:
We reserve the right to resistance, legitimate under international law.And in a conference that opened up in tribute to "martyrs" who blew themselves up trying to kill Jews, the word "resistance" means....?