The Administration will work to prevent crowding through police enforcement.
Christmas celebrations in the biblical town known as Jesus' birthplace are generally attended by thousands of people from across the globe.
Coordination between various security agencies are designed to ensure and protect freedom of worship for all denominations in the city, while also maintaining security and order in the area.
Before its transfer to Bethlehem, the relic was put on display to the public at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, encased in a silver-colored ornamental table-top stand.
The holiday offers little escape throughout the region and has been politicized in the Palestinian territories.
There might not be any snow, but that doesn't stop the Christians of the Middle East from celebrating in their own way.
Bethlehem has the feel of a cosmopolitan city more than some other cities under PA jurisdiction.
“I finally get to visit the start of Christianity,” said Martina, 53, a Russian tourist. “It’s a very emotional moment for me.”
Star Street, the main passageway through the town’s ancient section, was decorated with festive lights dotting its walls and storefronts.
Fadi grew up in Bethlehem and attended the Lycée Français in Jerusalem. His passion for cooking is rooted in memories of flavors from his grandmother’s kitchen.