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Justin Bieber's Bodyguard

Opens Israeli Can of Whoop Ass

on Rogue Photog

2/7/2012 2:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0206_lax_jb_ex_arrowJustin Bieber's bodyguard -- a former Israeli soldier -- just laid the smackdown on an overly aggressive paparazzo -- not ours -- at LAX airport moments ago ... according to sources connected with the Biebs.

Sources inside Bieber's camp tell us, Bieber had just arrived and was getting into an SUV to leave the airport ... when a photog ran in front of the car to take several shots.

We're told the bodyguard asked the photog to get out of the way -- but the guy refused, and persisted to take photographs.

At that point, we're told the bodyguard tried to guide the photog to the sidewalk -- and the guy took a swing at him.

That's when the bodyguard ducked, and then knocked the photog out with one punch.  We're told the bodyguard then held the photog down until cops arrived.

We're told the photog was detained -- so far no word if it will turn into an arrest.

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We've obtained video of the brawl ... check it out here.

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D. Potter    

OMG! in other news...Yawn

906 days ago
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Abe    

So he was an Israel soldier. If he was a U.S. Navy Seal, would you have bothered saying that? NO

x

906 days ago
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2idiots    

Looks like the Bieb is finally gettin' a little "stach growth! .

906 days ago
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Mike L    

He should definitely be arrested. This is the second time one of Biebers bodyguards has gone too far. They need to learn that you can't go around hitting people for doing nothing wrong. Big deal the photog swung at him. Maybe he felt like he was being threatened and was defending himself. Thats completely legal. You knocking him out isn't you butthead.

906 days ago
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kromen    

video, or it didn't happen.

906 days ago
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josh    

sounds like the photog got what he earned.... I hope to see video.

906 days ago
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LeeMoney    

Great story-too bad it wasn't a TMZ photog. Bunch of tools

906 days ago
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CLINT    

An overly aggresive paparazzi?? No way!! A person with a camera that works for a rag being aggresive?? Say it ain't so.

906 days ago
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Larry    

It is about time someone took a pap out. The almighty dollar for a picture of someone in the limelight. Those who work in the entertainment industry simply have different jobs and work hard at them. Entertainers should be allowed to have a life !

906 days ago
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ScottyJ    

He must have trained very hard on those Palestinian women and children to hit like that ;)

906 days ago
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Larry    

It is about time someone took a pap out. The almighty dollar for a picture of someone in the limelight. Those who work in the entertainment industry simply have different jobs and work hard at them. Entertainers should be allowed to have a life !

906 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, I detest and protest - with rare exceptions-
ALL forms of violence.
Undoubtedly, as a well-trained, professional body-guard, Mr. Bieber's employee believed his client was in a possibly
dangerous situation and reacted!
MAZEL TOV! Be advised: Feds, Frauds, and other assorted Fascists, I'm in a King David State-of-Mind *wink*


"HE who protects you, will neither slumber nor sleep;
HE who protects Israel will neither slumber nor sleep"


The American REVELATION(3;7) is NOW, The Kingdom strikes BACK!
Psalm2;012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA, reigns!

906 days ago
13.

Seldombinlaid    

Sounds like the body guard earned his keep today.

906 days ago
14.

R    

Don't mess with the Zohan.

906 days ago
15.

Tigers Wood    

Now that would have really made me laugh if an Israeli soldier opened a can of whoop as.s on TMZ photog.

906 days ago
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