Over the year, those Friday return marches became routine and the media lost interest in them.
IDF combat soldiers also arrested a suspect who crossed the perimeter fence in the southern Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Hamas has been celebrating its victory.
Multiple rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza after midnight.
The National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege complained bitterly about the fact that no one in the Arab world gave a hoot about their struggle.
All weekend leave for combat units in Southern Command has been cancelled.
IDF: “Our duty is to protect Israeli civilians. Our duty is to stop Hamas.”
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said he would only stop firing rockets, and demanded in return that Israel stop attacking the Gaza Strip in response to the balloons carrying explosive charges.
“With regard to Gaza, there is something that can be done. I don’t accept this lack of an answer. In Gaza, it is possible to uproot Hamas."
The total number of border incidents since March 30, 2018 stands at 2,199.
Two commemorations of events in the short history of the Jewish-Arab conflict will take place this week, and either one could start a war.
Just three hours earlier another rocket from Gaza slammed into an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council district.
"Firing the rocket was an attempt to influence the elections and the political agenda in Israel – and even bring about the removal of Netanyahu and the Likud from power.
The terrorist targets included a Hamas headquarters building, the Hamas Internal Security Ministry, and the office of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh.
People living along the Gaza border have between eight and 15 seconds to reach a safe space before a rocket hits.
It is not clear whether the IDF will retaliate before Prime Minister Netanyahu's return from the US, following his afternoon meeting with President Trump.
PIJ has much in common with Hamas, as both are fighting to eliminate the existence of the State of Israel.
Firefighters transferred four pet dogs found inside the homes to MDA teams in an attempt to save them, but all four dogs died of their wounds.
Hundreds of families were forced to wake young children and race for bomb shelters after “a multitude of explosive devices” were hurled at the security fence, triggering the Red Alert air raid siren.
On Saturday, March 30, Hamas is planning a major march to mark the anniversary since the start of the protests.
Imagine if the retaliations had come immediately upon the launch with Hamas terrorists caught by surprise...
PM & DM Netanyahu met with his security chiefs.
The attack came in response to violence by terrorists at Israel's border with northern Gaza several hours earlier.
This is the 49th week since the start of the so-called “March of Return” led by the Iranian proxy, Hamas.
“We will not accept this reality, and we expect an immediate solution that will ensure long-term security and quiet.”