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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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31.

John    

He surrounds himself with real men.

927 days ago
32.

robert    

Who cares if he's a former "israeli" soldier? Most body guards are ex military.

927 days ago
33.

Eclectica    

Paparazzi own the streets and sometimes are annoying.

927 days ago
34.

London Vik    

What the hell is a photog??

IT'S PAPARAZZI!!!!!!

927 days ago
35.

kathy    

I can guarantee you all what is going to happen next,, this paparazzi LOSER is going to sure Justin Biebers bodyguard cause he punched him out!! I'm sure there are witnesses there that seen the whole thing, thats why TMZ is making it look like its the paparazzi guys fault!! So, he would be just wasting courts time!! But thats the only way the paparazzi guy will try to turn this around to make people try to feel sorry for him! Please! who would feel sorry for a paparazzi guy getting punched in the face? Some paparazzi deserve much way more than that!There was no need for this guy to stand in front of the car and not move and get out of the way!And he was told to get out of the way, what more warning did this guy need?? And the only reason some people are saying mean things about this is only because it is Justin Biebers bodyguard,, If it was any other celebrities bodyguard, you would totally be against the paparazzi, and you know it!! People just need to grow up, but i guess thats too much to ask these days!

927 days ago
36.

kathy    

Way to go Moshe!! That should teach the paparazzi that when they are told to get out of the way, and the paps decide they can do what they want, and dont move, that their will be consequences! Moshe(Justins bodyguard) told him to get out of the way, he should have listened! Even when he tried to move him out of the way nicely, he swung at Moshe, dont tell me if any of you would have got swung at, that you wouldnt have puched the person out yourself!

927 days ago
37.

destiny hatt/bieber    

i wish peple could ckeep there mouth hut if they cant say nothing nice about justin bieber he is prob... the nicesest person u will ever meet i no that just bye being a fan because i never will get to meet that way to much money

927 days ago
38.

willzark    

if you look at the video that is posted after this he does not knock the guy out as they say and also it says after he was knocked out he was held down until cops arrive, the police was there when he hit him, great reporting and distorting the facts her TMZ, don't let the facts get in the way of the truth. do your homework.

927 days ago
39.

FrankKenStein    

He should have given the Pap a swift and hard Donkey Paunch!

927 days ago
40.

Joe L.    

Good for that bodyguard. I wish all celebrities had a bodyguard(s) who would keep these stupid photographers at a distance. If one shoved a camera in my face, that's the last thing he would do.

927 days ago
41.

Larry    

I have to wonder how Kenny Hamilton would have resolved the situation ?

927 days ago
42.

Dutchguy    

Have only one question: who is Justin Bieber????

927 days ago
43.

Yu Lee    

Nobody shall ever forget that the PAPS chased Lady Dianna too! Her driver tried to speed away but all were killed in a high speed crash - indirectly caused by the PAPs!

Fans dont need their pics either! Justin takes his own pics & posts them directly on twitter!

927 days ago
44.

Dan    

So the golden goy is being guarded by Israelis? Gee, whooda thunk it? HAHAHAHAHA!!! Well, that stupid goy pap just learned an important lesson in life. Never cross an Israeli! NEVER!!!

927 days ago
45.

jimbob    

FOUR police cars? You americans really take things over the top.

926 days ago
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