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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.

56 COMMENTS

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46.

Lol    

J. Bieber is famous so definitely he will be follow by these people that's their job! Don't be famous so you won't be follow!

933 days ago
47.

fxm9072    

good job bodyguard keep protecting my justin bieber! <3

924 days ago
48.

Scott    

"Bodyguard tried to guide the photog to the sidewalk." Yes, I'm sure he guided him very gently. More than likely the bodyguard's physical assault prompted the cameraman to take a swing. Bieber and his guard may not like it, but that photographer can sit in front of the car and take pictures all he wants... doesn't give the guard authorization to forcibly remove the photog to the sidewalk.

913 days ago
49.

ADDAMB    

WHY DO YOU SAY HE'S ISRAELI .. ARE YOU PLAYING THE HATE-THE-JEW CARD? A LOT OF PEOPLE ALREADY HATE JEWS .. EVEN IF JUSTIN BIEBER IS A JEW WITH ISRAELI BODYGUARDS, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? YOU'RE MAKING IT SOUND LIKE HE'S KILLING PALESTINIANS ALMOST

727 days ago
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