Police arrested a masked Arab youth in the Shuafat refugee camp on suspicion of throwing a firebomb at the forces.
Fighters were preparing operational activity at the refugee camp's entrance to prevent disturbances.
Upon entering the site, dozens of masked attackers threw rocks and firebombs at the forces.
The soldiers used riot control measures when the youth, identified as having thrown a firebomb at them, was arrested.
The detainee was taken for questioning.