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[read] South Africa's genocide case is a diplomatic win, after 'damning' verdict

Updated: Feb 9

South Africa's genocide case against Israel may have ruffled feathers in the capitals of vital Western trading partners, but it has boosted the country's standing as a champion of the downtrodden Global South.

That gamble is likely to pay off, thanks to renewed rivalry for Africa's minerals and U.N. votes between the West, China and Russia, turbocharged by Russia's war on Ukraine.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected Israel's petition to throw out the case on Friday, telling it to prevent its troops from committing genocide against Palestinians, although it stopped short of ordering the ceasefire South Africa demanded.



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