A pro-Israel activist from East London, who was involved in a major confrontation at last summer’s PalExpo event, died suddenly last week and was buried at Waltham Forest cemetery on Sunday.

Chiropodist Jason Silver, 50, who ran the Silver Podiatry practice in Loughton, Essex, ran foul of the PalExpo organisers after he had spent time at the event, billed as a celebration of Palestinian life and culture. Silver ran into trouble when he put on a kippa after visiting stalls and attending lectures. He was asked to leave but no explanation was given for his ejection. Silver complained to the police about his treatment – and filmed his argument with the organisers – but did not succeed in resolving the issue.

His name appeared on an anti-Israel blog as one of the “Gang of 31 Zionists Whose Purpose is to Disrupt Palestinian Events in London”. That reference has been removed from the blog.