The settlers, members of the Eretz Shalom ("land of peace") movement, arrived at the municipality's fourth floor under tight Palestinian security and met with senior Bethlehem officials for about an hour.
The settlers' two cars, which traveled on the West Bank city's streets in midday, were escorted by vehicles of the Palestinian intelligence services, some undercover.
In the governor's office, which overlooks Jerusalem and has the pictures of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on its walls, the three met with Hamayel, a former PA minister who was jailed in Israel for 18 years over his activity in Fatah.
"We came because we share the same future," said Nahum Pachenik, head of the pro-peace Eretz Shalom organization, which aims to "bolster the moderate forces among the settlers and Palestinians."
The settlers and the Bethlehem officials agreed to join forces in a non-violent protest against the separation fence being built near the village of Walaja, starting this Friday. They also plan to bring Jews and Muslims together in praying for rain.
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