The outpost in question is named Maaleh Gideon, named after recent terrorist victim Gideon Lichterman. It is a neighborhood in the eastern Binyamin community of Adei Ad, east of Shvut Rachel and Shilo. Despite the sudden nature of the attempted dismantling, and the roadblocks set up by the army, dozens of Land of Israel loyalists were able to reach the area.
None of the five caravans, which are all connected to water and electricity lines, were damaged. During the course of a phone interview with people at the site, the voices of dozens of people could be heard singing, "May the Temple be Rebuilt." Five families live in the outpost, as well as several bachelors, comprising the teaching staff of the local school.
Adei Ad, where 17 families currently live, was founded in October 1998. It was one of the outposts that then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak wished to uproot in October 1999 - but was allowed to stand as part of the ensuing compromise that was reached with the Yesha Council.
Some 10 miles to the southwest, the army removed two industrial containers from an outpost near Talmon. Many local residents attempted to prevent the action, but did not succeed. No violence was reported.