On December 13, 2019, return march events were held in three locations in the Gaza Strip instead of the usual five. About 2,200 Palestinians participated, a relatively low number.
During the march violence was routine, with Palestinian rioters’ throwing IEDs and Molotov cocktails at IDF forces and attempting to sabotage the security fence. The ministry of health in the Gaza Strip reported five Palestinians hurt, fewer than usual.
The Palestinian and Arab media reported that deliberations were currently being held to determine the nature of future return marches. According to senior Hamas figure Suheil alHindi, ideas raised included holding the marches less frequently, but there was agreement regarding their continuation.