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Palestinian-American stabbed after pro-Palestine rally in Austin 

American police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing of a Palestinian-American in Texas, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has said. 

Following a pro-Palestine rally on Sunday night, a man approached a group of Muslim Americans returning from the demonstration and started to verbally abuse them, according to Cair. 

He then attempted to "rip their Free Palestine flag off their car" before starting a fight and stabbing a 23-year-old Palestinian-American in the chest. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. His wounds were described as serious and potentially life-threatening. 

Police arrested a 36-year-old suspect for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Cair said.