"We all know there is no alternative to PEACE through negotiations". Indeed, before peace there must be negotiations. But there are other stages before negotiations, if these become necessary, and Abbas knows them well. One is "resistance", an armed conflict. Hamas is still in that stage and the PLO was there too and may have to return to it if the present negotiations do not succeed. Indeed, only because of Palestinian "resistance" was any progress made so far with the Palestinians. Because of the First Intifada Israel realized that it will not be possible to control the Palestinians forever, and went to the Oslo agreement. The Second Intifada got Likud split and Sharon evacuated Gaza. At least Netanyahu of the remaining Likud has seen the writing on the wall (if he is honest) and is pursuing talks. If the talks fail, we all know that there are a few alternatives.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas: No alternative to peace talks, we will continue efforts