This past week a rocket was fired at Israel, falling in the Gaza Strip. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip. On Friday, August 30, 2019, the 72nd return march was held. About 6,000 Palestinians participated in the events, gathering at the five return camps. Several dozen rioters approached the security fence.

Some tried to sabotage it while others tried to cross into Israeli territory. The rioters threw hand grenades and IEDs at IDF forces. An IDF soldier was slightly wounded. One hand grenade damaged an IDF vehicle. The launching of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory continued, causing a number of fires.