Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) commented on Wednesday's decision to disqualify MK Hanin Zoubi (Balad) from running in the elections. MK Hotovely said the decision "sends an important and clear message to MKs of Arabic ethnicity, and especially to her party in particular. Zoabi has used immunity and status as a Knesset Member to support terrorist organizations and to harm Israel's security." MK Hotovely warned Balad MK Jamal Zahalka that the complete banning of his party could be next. "Balad is not only the party of MK Zoabi but also of Azmi Bishara," MK Hotovely stated, referring to the former MK who has since fled the country after being suspected of spying for Hizbullah.