The French Hacker Who Took His 'Hack Back' Against anti-Semites Too Far

Gregory Chelli, known by the nickname Ulcan, worked to undermine the online efforts of notorious anti-Jewish activists but his actions seemed to have crossed a line. Now France wants him extradited from Israel

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Gregory Chelli, known by the nickname "Ulcan," at home in Ashdod, May 2017.
Gregory Chelli, known by the nickname "Ulcan," at home in Ashdod, May 2017.Credit: Ilan Assayag
Gili Izikovich
Gili Izikovich

'Everyone whose ideology included a Jew-hating side identified with Dieudonne and expressed support, even if they came from opposite sides of the barricade.'

'Thierry Le Corre's death in 2014 led to a sharp change in the attitude of the authorities toward Chelli’s activities. After years of turning a blind eye, they began to investigate him.'

Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala,  answers reporters ahead of European elections, Paris, France, May 13, 2009.
Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, answers reporters ahead of European elections, Paris, France, May 13, 2009.Credit: AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

'French people believe that Israel systematically castrates dark-skinned people, you can search for that on the Internet, it’s entirely out in the open.'

A man performs a "quenelle" salute after the performance of French controversial humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was cancelled on January 9, 2014.
A man performs a "quenelle" salute after the performance of French controversial humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was cancelled on January 9, 2014. Credit: AFP
"The Patriot" director Daniel Sivan.
"The Patriot" director Daniel Sivan.Credit: Daniel Sivan
A still of Gregory Chelli on his computer from "The Patriot."
A still of Gregory Chelli on his computer from "The Patriot."Credit: Daniel Sivan
A still of Gregory Chelli on his computer from "The Patriot."
A still of Gregory Chelli on his computer from "The Patriot." Credit: Daniel Sivan

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