Antitrust Commissioner Dror Strum, told Kardan Investments that trying to make Bank Hapoalim part of the core control in IDB Holdings will stall or prevent the deal altogether, Yedioth Ahronoth reports.

The commissioner made this announcement after realizing that the financing agreement signed with the bank gives the bank an option to become active partner in the IDB group. The active partnership is the result of the bank's right to appoint an observer to the conglomerate's board of directors to act on its behalf.

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