Why did Sanders invoke West Bank when discussing poverty in Baltimore?

Bernie Sanders, campaigning this weekend in Baltimore ahead of Tuesday’s primary in Maryland, sounded familiar and poignant notes about American poverty, arguing that the United States, the world’s mightiest power, lags behind developing countries on a number of scales.

One marker, though, was odd: Two neighborhoods in Baltimore, he said, have worse infant mortality rates than in the West Bank.
Here’s the relevant bit, transcribed by RealClear Politics:

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Why-did-Sanders-invoke-West-Bank-when-discussing-poverty-in-Baltimore-452348

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