Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017, Swedish-Lebanese Amanda Hanna, has been stripped of her title just over a week after she was crowned, Al Modon reported.

This comes after pageant officials discovered that Hanna had previously visited Israel using her Swedish passport. 

A statement released by organizers of 'The Festival of Lebanese Emigrants in Dhour Al Choueir,' read: 

"After communicating our decision with Lebanon's Minister of Tourism, he decided that Hanna should be stripped of her title because her visit to Israel violates our country's laws." 

Organizers of the festival will now most probably transfer the title to the pageant's first runner-up.  

Lebanon officially considers Israel an enemy state

Lebanon officially considers Israel an enemy state, with some lands in southern Lebanon still occupied by Israel

The country prohibits the support of Israeli products, bans films featuring Israeli actors, and boycotts Israeli products. 

Under Lebanese law, nationals can be prosecuted and risk jail time if they are found to have contact with Israelis or if they travel or visit Israel.

In 2015, Miss Lebanon caused a stir for appearing in a selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Lebanon 2015, Sally Greige, almost lost her title after a selfie of her posing alongside Miss Israel and two other contestants went viral. 

The selfie caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese even calling on authorities to strip Greige of her title. 

According to Business Insider, Greige defended herself on Instagram at the time, saying "Matalon had pestered her for a picture together and finally photobombed her."

"Since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel, who tried several times to take a photo with me [sic]," she wrote.

"I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media," she added.

Despite the controversy, officials at the time decided not to strip Greige of her crown, and she was allowed to continue her term.